Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
Oak mantel at Mackinaw Senior Apartments a nod to Mersman Tables
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A group of residents at Mackinaw Senior Apartments have been busy turning the community room at the senior independent living community where they live into a Christmas wonderland.
Danica Hales-Contreras, a Mackinaw resident since 2016, s [More]
Obituaries on November 30th, 2021
Theodore G. Jutte, age 53, of Carthagena, died Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Lawrence C. Hone "Pinky", 95, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. [More]
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Street work, park projects planned
CELINA - City council members are poised to pass a 2022 budget that would set aside $7.75 million in the general fund, an uptick from the $7.36 million projected for this year.
CELINA - An additional 0.5% income tax that has brought in millions of dollars for the city's police and fire departments and street improvements will expire at the end of next year.
Marion Local seniors have kept team focused on goals
LIMA - Anyone watching Marion Local this season in football has seen a team that has been dominating nearly every game out.
But it's what the fans
Coming into 2021, Coldwater had a massive hole to fill.
Division VI Co-Offensive Player of the Year and Cavaliers starting quarterback Myles Blasin
CELINA - The Celina swim and dive team will be young this season, with just three seniors on the roster and just one district swimming qualifier and one diving qualifier returning.
COLDWATER - After producing one of the best seasons in school history, Coldwater's girls swimming team will look to continue the success.
While th
FORT RECOVERY - Despite losing seven seniors, the Indians return a state qualifier to anchor a young team.
Teigen Fortkamp returns after placing 18th in the state in the 50-meter freestyle and swimming in the 16th-place 200 freestyle relay.
MARIA STEIN - With four of the five swimmers who reached the district meet returning, the Flyers have a solid core for the season.
Kylie Niekamp le
MINSTER - The Minster swim team is set to begin the winter campaign with 11 athletes ready to make an impact in the water in the coming months.
NEW BREMEN - Veteran New Bremen swim coach Cresta Ritter will be looking for her experienced swimmers to guide the girls and boys teams into the post season tournaments this winter.
ST. MARYS - With several state-qualifying swimmers returning this season, St. Marys will look to contend in the Western Buckeye League and send another contingent to Canton at the end of the season.
CELINA - After finishing second the past two seasons, Celina looks to move to the top of the Western Buckeye League wrestling leaderboard this season.
COLDWATER - As Aaron Alig starts his third year as head wrestling coach for his alma mater of Coldwater, he will have an experienced team once football wraps up and he gets his full team in.
ROCKFORD - Parkway will have a youthful wrestling team for the 2021-22 season with just one senior to go with six freshmen and five sophomores.
Senior Parker Mihm (27-11 last season) was a district alternate last season after finishing fifth at the sectional at 138 pounds.
ST. MARYS - After winning the Western Buckeye League wrestling championship the past two seasons, St. Marys is in good position to try for a three-peat this year.
CELINA - The Celina boys team brings back three senior starters as it tries to move up the standings in the Western Buckeye League.
Kaleb Fishbaugh
COLDWATER - Coldwater brings back last year's Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year on both teams, Keaton Bruns for the boys and Jasmine Schulze for the girls, as it looks to build on wins in last year's inaugural MAC bowling tournament.
FORT RECOVERY - The Indians girls' team returns an individual state qualifier and three other seniors as it looks to improve on last year's .500 season.
MARIA STEIN - After finishing seventh in the MAC in 2020-21, the Marion Local boys bowling team brings back five letterwinners and will look for improvement from their experience.
MINSTER - The Minster boys narrowly missed a district spot in 2020-21 and are gearing up for another run at it with three starting spots to fill.
NEW BREMEN - The New Bremen bowling teams will be young this season as head coach Brian Alig looks to continue building the program.
The boys' squad finished fourth in the MAC bowling tournament and third overall last season.
ROCKFORD - After finishing Midwest Athletic Conference play last season seventh in the girls and eighth in the boys standings, Parkway will look to improve this season.
ST. HENRY - The St. Henry bowling team returns six letterwinners, including five seniors, and boasts about as much experience as any Midwest Athletic Conference team in 2021-22.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys boys and girls bowling teams will look to maintain their presence as a power in the Western Buckeye League this season whil